Vol. 11 No. 2
Epidemiological survey on morbidity and mortality pattern in Black Bengal goats reared by the tribal people of West Bengal
Author(s): S. S. DANA, U. K. BANDYOPADHYAY AND AMITAVA GHOSH
Abstract: The study was conducted among randomly selected 4 tribal villages of Binpur block of Medinipur district of West Bengal. Data were collected through personal interview schedule, observational technique and case study method. The findings of the study revealed that the morbidity rates due to contagious ecthyma were highest but case fatality was very low. The results indicated that the major cause of mortality was diarrhoea. The age-wise morbidity and mortality rates of goats indicated that the highest mortality was recorded in kids of 0 to 3 months age group followed by young stocks and adults. The study also indicated that the indigenous medicines used against diarrhoea in kids are not effective. So, concerted educational efforts are needed to educate the farmers to avail veterinary hospital facilities to control diarrhoea in kids.
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